Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident Liability in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 02, 2010 in Personal Injury
When people hear about Arizona slip and fall accident lawsuits, many mistakenly envision someone simply falling over in a public place and suffering minor injuries. The facts indicate that slip and fall accidents are a serious problem in the United States, and anyone who has been harmed in this manner needs to seek the help of a Phoenix slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. This help is necessary because this can be a complicated issue, as you'll see with a brief explanation below.
Slip and Fall Accident Injury Lawsuits in Phoenix
On a national scale, more than one million slip and fall accidents occur every year, and these accidents lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries. In addition, approximately 17,000 people every year are killed in these occurrences, and the average amount of loss someone faces who has been harmed in a slip and fall accident is approximately $30,000. Therefore, it's clear that this problem is one that warrants attention, as only automobile accidents cause more accidental deaths in the United States than these incidents.
Liability for Arizona Slip and Fall Accidents
Attaching liability in an Arizona slip and fall accident involves several different steps. First, the legal status of a person who is on the property of another must be established. Generally, as long as a person had either direct or indirect permission to be present, that status level should be satisfied absent exigent circumstances. After analyzing the legal status, the next step is determining:
- Whether there was a dangerous condition on the premises
- Whether those responsible for the property knew about this dangerous condition
- Whether those in control of the property took steps to either warn of this condition or remove it
- Whether this dangerous condition caused the injuries and damages suffered
Proving all of these elements requires the help of experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in this manner, contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.